My Personal Account of Books Read

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  • 2014:
  • 2013:
  • The Good Lord Bird -- James McBride
  • Tenth of December -- George Saunders
  • And the Mountains Echoed -- Khaled Hosseini
  • We Need New Names -- NoViolet Bulawayo
  • The Lowland -- Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Waiting -- Ha Jin
  • The Great Gatsby -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Day After Night -- Anita Diamant
  • House of Sand and Fog -- Andre Dubus III
  • Born to Run -- Christopher McDougall
  • I Know This Much is True -- Wally Lamb
  • The Language of Flowers -- Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • The Story of B -- Daniel Quinn
  • She's Come Undone -- Wally Lamb
  • In the Woods -- Tana French
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers; life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity -- Katherine Boo
  • The Red Tent -- Anita Diamant
  • Ishmael -- Daniel Quinn
  • The Round House -- Louise Erdrich
  • The House I Loved -- Tatiana de Rosnay
  • American Assassin -- Vince Flynn
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- Rebecca Skloot
  • 2012:
  • East of Eden -- John Steinbeck
  • Bring up the Bodies -- Hilary Mantel
  • A Patchwork Planet -- Anne Tyler
  • Memories of My Melancholy Whores -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet -- Jamie Ford
  • Mockingjay -- Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire -- Suzanne Collins
  • The Hunger Games -- Suzanne Collins
  • The Power of One -- Bryce Courtenay
  • Jacob the Baker -- Noah benShea
  • Cutting for Stone -- Abraham Verghese
  • Can I Get an Amen? -- Sarah Healy
  • Five Quarters of the Orange -- Joanne Harris
  • Sing You Home -- Jodi Picoult
  • Midnight's Children -- Salman Rushdie
  • The Sense of an Ending -- Julian Barnes
  • Salvage the Bones -- Jesmyn Ward
  • Between Here and April -- Deborah Copaken Kogan
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity -- Dave Eggers
  • The Finkler Question -- Howard Jacobson
  • Let the Great World Spin -- Colum McCann
  • 2011:
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad -- Jennifer Egan
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay -- Michael Chabon
  • The Dive from Clausen's Pier -- Ann Packer
  • The Kite Runner -- Khaled Hosseini
  • Saint Maybe -- Anne Tyler
  • The Bad Girl -- Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Room -- Emma Donoghue
  • Inside of a Dog; what dogs see, smell and know -- Alexandra Horowitz
  • The 5 Love Languages -- Gary Chapman
  • The Gendarme -- Mark T. Mustian
  • The White Tiger -- Aravind Adiga
  • The Road -- Cormac McCarthy
  • Zeitoun -- Dave Eggers
  • Ladder of Years -- Anne Tyler
  • A Soft Place to Land -- Susan Rebecca White
  • A Fine Balance -- Rohinton Mistry
  • Olive Kitteridge -- Elizabeth Strout
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest -- Stieg Larsson
  • My Dog Tulip -- J.R. Ackerley
  • Little Bee -- Chris Cleave
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire -- Stieg Larsson
  • Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley
  • 2010:
  • The Diary of a Young Girl -- Anne Frank
  • The Book of Ruth -- Jane Hamilton
  • The Giver -- Lois Lowry
  • A Walk in the Woods -- Bill Bryson
  • The Elephant's Journey -- Jose Saramago
  • The Sparrow -- Mary Doria Russell
  • Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man -- Bill Clegg
  • I, Robot -- Isaac Asimov
  • Desert Solitaire; A Season in the Wilderness -- Edward Abbey
  • Songs for the Missing -- Stewart O'Nan
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain -- Garth Stein
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring -- Tracy Chevalier
  • Orphans of the Sky -- Robert A. Heinlein
  • Being Written - William Conescu
  • Naked -- David Sedaris
  • The Homecoming Party -- Carmine Abate
  • Possession -- A.S. Byatt
  • Tuesdays with Morrie -- Mitch Albom
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- Stieg Larsson
  • Riders of the Purple Sage -- Zane Grey
  • Broken Glass Park -- Alina Bronsky
  • The Theory of Light and Matter -- Andrew Porter
  • How Fiction Works -- James Wood
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay -- Michael Chabon
  • The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection -- Martin Page
  • Water for Elephants -- Sara Gruen
  • Eat, Pray, Love -- Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Footnotes in Gaza -- Joe Sacco
  • Sarah's Key -- Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Lord of the Flies -- William Golding
  • 2009:
  • The Tipping Point -- Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever -- Barbara Robinson
  • Translation is a Love Affair -- Jacques Poulin, translated by Sheila Fischman
  • The Time Traveler's Wife -- Audrey Niffenegger
  • Logicomix; an epic search for truth -- Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou
  • As God Commands -- Niccolo Ammaniti
  • What's Math Got to Do With It? -- Jo Boaler
  • The Jewish Husband; A story of love and secrets in Fascist Italy -- Lia Levi
  • Proud Shoes; The Story of an American Family -- Pauli Murray
  • A Midwife's Tale; The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 -- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • Sweeping Up Glass -- Carolyn Wall
  • People of the Book -- Geraldine Brooks
  • Gang Leader For a Day -- Sudhir Venkatesh
  • That Mad Ache -- Francoise Sagan; translated by Douglas Hofstadter
  • Barrel Fever -- David Sedaris
  • A Map of the World -- Jane Hamilton
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao -- Junot Diaz
  • Savage Inequalities -- Jonathon Kozol
  • The Photographer: Into War Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders -- Emmanuel Guibert
  • American English: Dialects and Variation -- Walt Wolfram, Natalie Schilling-Estes
  • The Front Runner -- Patricia Nell Warren
  • Laura Rider's Masterpiece -- Jane Hamilton
  • Siddhartha -- Hermann Hesse
  • Walden -- Henry David Thoreau
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius -- Dave Eggers
  • Everything is Illuminated -- Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Jesus Wants to Save Christians -- Rob Bell, Don Golden
  • Living, Loving & Learning -- Leo F. Buscaglia
  • Love Walked In -- Marisa de los Santos
  • 2008:
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany -- John Irving
  • 1000 White Women: The Journals of May Dodd -- Jim Fergus
  • Into the Wild -- Jon Krakauer
  • House of Leaves -- Mark Z. Danielewski
  • If on A Winter's Night a Traveler -- Italo Calvino
  • The Devil's Highway -- Luis Alberto Urrea
  • What is the What -- Dave Eggers
  • Drop City -- T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • Slow Man -- J.M. Coetzee
  • On Beauty -- Zadie Smith
  • Saturday -- Ian McEwan
  • The Namesake -- Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Unaccustomed Earth -- Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Interpreter of Maladies -- Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Memoirs of a Geisha -- Arthur Golden
  • The God of Small Things -- Arundhati Roy
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close -- Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Love in the Time of Cholera -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Three Cups of Tea -- Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
  • The Faith Club -- Ranya Idliby, Suzanna Oliver, Priscilla Warner
  • The Lovely Bones -- Alice Sebold
  • 2007:
  • Of Mice and Men -- John Steinbeck
  • Running With Scissors -- Augusten Burroughs
  • The Alchemist -- Paulo Coelho
  • Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light -- Brian Kolodiejchuk
  • Middlesex -- Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Blink -- Malcolm Gladwell
  • I, Rigoberta Menchu -- Rigoberta Menchu
  • Secrets of the Talking Jaguar -- Martin Prechtel
  • Xenocide -- Orson Scott Card
  • Speaker for the Dead -- Orson Scott Card
  • Ender's Game -- Orson Scott Card
  • The Glass Castle -- Jeanneatte Walls
  • Bee Season -- Myla Goldberg
  • Plainsong -- Kent Haruf
  • Angela's Ashes -- Frank McCourt
  • The Poisonwood Bible -- Barbara Kingsolver
  • Drowning Ruth -- Christina Schwarz
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns -- Khaled Hosseini
  • To Kill a Mockingbird -- Harper Lee
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time -- Mark Haddon
  • Sex God -- Rob Bell
  • 2006 and before: (extremely incomplete)
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven -- Mitch Albom
  • The Kite Runner -- Khaled Hosseini
  • Wicked -- Gregory Maguire
  • The Mermaid Chair -- Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Secret Life of Bees -- Sue Monk Kidd
  • A Tale of Two Cities -- Charles Dickens
  • Life of Pi -- Yann Martel
  • Light on Snow -- Anita Shreve
  • Animal Farm -- George Orwell
  • Dandelion Wine -- Ray Bradbury
Author Comments: 

Recommendations are always welcome!

Which are your favorites?

The Kite Runner
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
To Kill a Mockingbird
Ender's Game
Middlesex
Love in the Time of Cholera
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Namesake
What is the What
Gang Leader for a Day
The Time Traveler's Wife
Footnotes in Gaza

Surely at some point you read The Old Man and the Sea (Hemmingway) and Animal Farm (Orwell). They are the short novels every kid reads to get in a quick book report for school. Or don't they do book reports any more? If not, I'd recommend The Old Man ..., but I did not like Animal Farm.

The Book Thief
Empire Falls
Peace Like a River
The Shipping News
Brave New World
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Crime and Punishment
Advise and Consent
All the King's Men
All The President's Men
The Hobbit (Its actually a delightful children's book)
The Lord of the Rings, but only if you like very wordy epics
Jane Eyre
Moby Dick

The last four books I have read 6 or more times each, so highly recommended. Also, you will notice no recommendations for books by Jane Austen or Louisa May Alcott. Did not like them, even though I'm a girl.

Hey linz its becky. Look at my list, I update it regularly!
Later!!!
Also you should read books by junot diaz plus also maps for lost lovers